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Dem Lawmakers Wish Pruitt ‘Good Riddance’: His Shameless Excesses Made Swamp Creatures Blush

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)  did not mince words after the  Environmental Protection Agency head, Scott Pruitt, had resigned effective Friday.

President Donald Trump first announced his resignation in a tweet.

Pruitt’s letter of resignation was released shortly after. It reads, in part:

“That is why is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.”

In response to the news, Connolly had this to say: “Scott Pruitt’s reign of venality is finally over. He made swamp creatures blush with his shameless excesses. All tolerated because Trump liked his zealotry. Shame.”

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) also took to Twitter to wish Pruitt “Good riddance.”

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was also not sad to see Pruitt go.

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